"With the MMI being a relatively new interview format, I struggled to find clear resources on how to prepare for it. Many of my friends said there wasn't a way to prepare. However, Dr. Desai's book is a must-read for an applicant with an MMI, or one taking the CASPER exam. The organization and content are second to none, and he provides instructions on how to guide your thought process to respond efficiently and thoroughly to the various stations. I am confident my MMI performance is enhanced because of this book."
NB (Amazon Review).
The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) has become the preferred interview format at many health professions programs and medical schools. Applicants seeking admission to these schools face considerable anxiety preparing for these interviews because of a lack of resources available for guidance.
Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and perspectives of admissions faculty, will provide you with the insiders' perspective.
How can you best prepare for the MMI? What is required to deliver a winning interview performance? Which behaviors, attitudes, and answers are prized by interviewers? Includes sample answers to MMI questions and advice to help you avoid common mistakes.
The MMI was developed to measure specific non-cognitive qualities that schools have deemed important. What are these qualities, and how can students emphasize them during interviews?
In one study, 10% of interviewees rated the MMI as worse than the traditional interview. What were their concerns?
At one school, 12% of interviewed candidates received a "Do Not Recommend" rating each year. What are the behaviors and attitudes that lead schools to reject applicants?
What is "assessor fatigue," and how can it affect your MMI score?
Your interview score will depend heavily on your communication skills. What are the common communication problems encountered during the MMI?
How can you use the limited time that you have at each station to deliver memorable and impressive responses that stand out?
This book shows applicants how to develop the optimal strategy for MMI success - an invaluable resource to help applicants gain that extra edge.